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Vacation in Cannobio on Lake Maggiore!
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Cannobio – your destination for a real dream vacation!
Just a few kilometers past the Swiss border lies the picturesque village of Cannobio. Once you have crossed the border into Italy and reached Cannobio via the sometimes somewhat narrow and impressive coastal road, you immediately realize: now you are in Italy, here and now the vacation can begin!
Cannobio, with its nearly 6,000 inhabitants more of a village than a town, inspires with its location directly on Lake Maggiore. Cannobio is located on the delta of the Cannobina River, which meanders through the narrow Cannobina Valley and flows into the lake directly in Cannobio. This proximity to the lake can be felt immediately: the climate is pleasantly warm, often with a light pleasant wind. The whole village of Cannobio opens onto Lake Maggiore and along the beautiful and wide promenade you can stroll, stroll, enjoy the Italian flair and very tasty Italian cuisine. Arriving in Cannobio means switching off, relaxing, enjoying the lake, the land and the people. To take a vacation. Cannobio is pure Italy, only a few hours drive from Germany.
While in summer life pulsates in Cannobio, the promenade is animated by musicians, street artists and many people, from late autumn the place changes a lot. One experiences the authentic old fishing village of Cannobio, almost without tourists and strongly decelerated, almost as if in winter rest. With plenty of time for cozy conversations with locals. Cannobio from a different perspective that everyone who loves Cannobio should have experienced once!
Sights in Cannobio
The most important tourist attraction is the typical Italian lakeside promenade, known and loved as one of the most beautiful on the whole Lake Maggiore. The many cafes, bars and restaurants invite you to a cozy cappuccino or delicious dinner. Always accompanied by a breathtaking view of the lake, which is framed by impressive mountain ranges. The houses on the lakeside promenade in Cannobio are colorful and immediately create a cheerful mood. On Sundays, the famous weekly market in Cannobio takes place on the entire waterfront – by the way, in summer as well as in winter, even in pouring rain, which one rarely experiences in Cannobio, but when it does, it is heavy.
Walking north along the waterfront, you reach the public beach in Cannobio. A green sunbathing lawn and a very wide section of the beach create a pleasant bathing atmosphere even with large crowds at the height of summer. In summer, a huge mobile water slide and a mobile aqua park provide great fun for children. By the way, the water quality is excellent, Cannobio is regularly awarded the blue ribbon, a confirmation of excellent water. The Cannobina River flows into Lake Maggiore at the public bathing beach, a pleasant walkway along the Cannobina River invites you for a stroll, but it is also a popular route for joggers along the river.
After a few hundred meters you reach the Ponte Ballerino, a suspension bridge that spans the Cannobina River and is beautifully lit up at Christmas time. Locals and guests decorate the suspension bridge with “love locks,” an old Italian tradition meant to bind lovers together forever.
If you want to extend the walk, follow the path to Traffiume, a village of Cannobio. From there you can reach one of the most impressive places on Lake Maggiore: Orrido di Sant’Anna. The gorges and the waterfall of Sant’Anna are a breathtaking natural spectacle, deep in rock and stone digs here the Cannobina to form below the chapel of Sant’Anna a natural bathing place with beautiful sand / gravel beach. Especially in summer, this place is very popular with locals and tourists alike to cool off in an impressive landscape. Amateur divers enthusiastically explore the depths of the river/rock structures here.
Guests of Lakeview Camping Resort are close to another very beautiful sight: from Nizzolino, also a village of Cannobio, a hiking trail winds its way to Sant’Agata. It takes about an hour on foot to reach Sant’Agata from Cannobio-Nizzolino. An hour well worth it: once in Sant’Agata you will enjoy a magnificent view over Cannobio and the Cannobina delta, on fine days with distant views far to the south and north. A bar right at the viewpoint is the ideal place for a late breakfast, and the Trattoria della Volpe right in Sant’Agata is a real insider tip for fine Italian cuisine.
Sports in Cannobio
Cannobio offers a lot for sports enthusiasts. At the public bathing beach there are several possibilities to round off the bathing day with beach volleyball and football. Several tennis courts are available at the entrance of the village, not to be overlooked when driving from Lakeview Cannobio Resort to Cannobio. Right next to the tennis courts you will also find a miniature golf course. Fitness centers are also in the village. Directly at the public bathing beach courses for water sports are offered (among others windsurfing, sailing). SUP, kayak etc you can rent directly from us and use directly from the in-house beach. For adrenaline-packed canyoning or trekking tours we can arrange providers in the vicinity. And for even more adrenaline, we recommend the original James Bond Goldeneye bungee jump in the Verzasca Valley or a tandem parachute jump over Lake Maggiore. Zipline Lago Maggiore also offers an impressive zipline over the valleys, information is available at our reception.
Shopping in Cannobio
Cannobio offers many shopping opportunities: two supermarkets, one of which is right by the public beach. Various bakeries and delicatessens with Italian specialties that you should definitely visit provide a good supply. The old town invites you to stroll: many stores for clothing, shoes, handicrafts and all things of daily use can be found here. Every Sunday there is also the Cannobio market on the promenade, which presents not only food but also clothing, shoes and especially leather goods. If you want to do more shopping you can go to Verbania (about 35min from Cannobio) or go to the Centro Isole in Gravellona Toce (about 50min), a huge shopping center. Within 90min you can also store at outlet prices at Foxtown Outlet Center or Vicolungo the Style Outlets.
Medical care in Cannobio
Pharmacies in the village are well acquainted with tourists and multilingual help with all questions about medicines. For dental emergencies, there is a new dental office right next to the supermarket by the public bathing beach. And the Centro Medico (Via Zaccheo Paolo) offers medical care for almost all specialties. Of course, an emergency doctor is also available for emergencies, dial 118 for this purpose
Food in Cannobio
What would Italy be without the famous food? Of course, Cannobio is also a paradise for gourmets. While you can eat well (and inexpensively!) on the promenade, but there is rather exposed to larger crowds, a little outside invite many traditional restaurants to enjoy. On the way to the Cannobina Valley, less than 5 minutes by car from Cannobio, you can find for example Antico Sempione, a traditional Italian restaurant with excellent cuisine. A few hundred meters away, Vino e Divino delights with very modern Italian cuisine. But also the quick pizza to go may not be missing, the Ristorante Torchio (directly in the village, Via Darbedo) serves the take away wishes of many campers. Right next door, you can get some top-notch Neapolitan pizza to go at Nello’s. And if you need culinary variety: even sushi is offered in Cannobio, directly on the main street you will find a very good Asian restaurant.